President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.
Promoting social policy goals through the tax code is a time-honored strategy for both political parties.
For example, the nation's main anti-poverty program, the Earned Income Tax Credit, uses the tax system to supplement the earnings of low-income families.
But melding insurance and taxes — two of the most complicated topics for consumers — won't be easy. Here are some pros and cons: